Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 543 696 583
Rank change year-on-year +153 -113 +89
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 674 526 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 2.07% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 269 425 641
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,450 £32,900 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 22,170 25,428 28,164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 14.98% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,609 20,123 22,837
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +139 663 £55,000 - 74
UK excluding London +163 542 £50,000 - 57
North of England +236 389 £47,500 +7.95% 10
Yorkshire +204 358 £48,750 +30.00% 4
London +57 124 £70,000 +16.67% 20
South East +26 74 £50,000 -13.04% 21
Midlands -5 36 £55,000 +34.97% 14
North West +11 29 £47,500 -13.64% 6
South West -13 23 £27,500 -42.11% 7
East of England +40 22 £60,000 +6.67% 2
West Midlands -25 20 £55,000 +15.79% 8
East Midlands +30 16 £55,000 +83.33% 6
Scotland +5 3 £45,000 +8.43% 2
North East - 2 £56,750 -

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 597 (88.58%) Firewall
2 578 (85.76%) Cisco
3 550 (81.60%) Cisco Certification
4 544 (80.71%) OSPF
5 542 (80.42%) BGP
6 534 (79.23%) VPN
7 513 (76.11%) CCNP
8 491 (72.85%) WAN
9 463 (68.69%) MPLS
10 436 (64.69%) Cisco ASA
11 427 (63.35%) DNS
12 406 (60.24%) Linux
13 404 (59.94%) Unix
13 404 (59.94%) CCNA
14 403 (59.79%) Network Security
15 379 (56.23%) Network Design
16 369 (54.75%) Fortinet
17 368 (54.60%) Python
18 366 (54.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 365 (54.15%) Cisco Nexus
20 361 (53.56%) FortiGate
21 360 (53.41%) RIP
22 357 (52.97%) Management Information System
22 357 (52.97%) Network Management
23 347 (51.48%) NetScaler
24 345 (51.19%) SMTP
25 344 (51.04%) Change Control
26 343 (50.89%) Service Delivery
27 335 (49.70%) Nagios
28 334 (49.55%) ISO 9001

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (0.89%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.59%) nginx
4 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.45%) Confluence
5 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.45%) IIS
6 2 (0.30%) Apache
6 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 45 (6.68%) Azure
2 44 (6.53%) AWS
3 17 (2.52%) Office 365
4 10 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.48%) SaaS
5 5 (0.74%) IaaS
5 5 (0.74%) PaaS
6 3 (0.45%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.30%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.15%) Akamai
8 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.15%) G Suite
8 1 (0.15%) GCP
8 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 597 (88.58%) Firewall
2 544 (80.71%) OSPF
3 542 (80.42%) BGP
4 534 (79.23%) VPN
5 491 (72.85%) WAN
6 463 (68.69%) MPLS
7 436 (64.69%) Cisco ASA
8 427 (63.35%) DNS
9 403 (59.79%) Network Security
10 365 (54.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 360 (53.41%) RIP
12 347 (51.48%) NetScaler
13 345 (51.19%) SMTP
14 330 (48.96%) Broadband
15 329 (48.81%) ADSL
16 146 (21.66%) LAN
17 130 (19.29%) TCP/IP
18 101 (14.99%) Wireless
19 97 (14.39%) EIGRP
20 87 (12.91%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.75%) MySQL
3 5 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.45%) Big Data
5 3 (0.45%) Power BI
5 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.74%) JIRA
3 4 (0.59%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.45%) Robot Framework
4 3 (0.45%) TestRail
5 1 (0.15%) CANoe
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.15%) Travis CI
General
1 112 (16.62%) Telecoms
2 60 (8.90%) Finance
3 30 (4.45%) Retail
4 16 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.93%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.78%) French Language
7 11 (1.63%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.63%) German Language
7 11 (1.63%) Italian Language
8 9 (1.34%) Marketing
9 5 (0.74%) Back Office
9 5 (0.74%) Local Government
10 4 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.45%) Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Advertising
12 2 (0.30%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 450 (66.77%) Network Engineer
2 282 (41.84%) Security Engineer
3 239 (35.46%) Network Security Engineer
4 152 (22.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 148 (21.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 141 (20.92%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 52 (7.72%) Switch Engineer
8 43 (6.38%) Developer
8 43 (6.38%) Product Developer
9 35 (5.19%) Architect
10 30 (4.45%) Support Engineer
11 27 (4.01%) Firewall Engineer
12 26 (3.86%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 25 (3.71%) Consultant
13 25 (3.71%) Network Consultant
14 24 (3.56%) Senior Network Engineer
15 23 (3.41%) Network Architect
15 23 (3.41%) Network Support
16 19 (2.82%) IT Engineer
17 17 (2.52%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.19%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.04%) LDAP
3 3 (0.45%) OAuth
3 3 (0.45%) OAuth2
3 3 (0.45%) OpenID
3 3 (0.45%) SAML
3 3 (0.45%) Web Services
3 3 (0.45%) XACML
4 2 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.30%) Servlets
5 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.15%) HTML
5 1 (0.15%) Middleware
5 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 357 (52.97%) Management Information System
2 88 (13.06%) Data Centre
3 32 (4.75%) PKI
4 25 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.23%) Public Cloud
6 13 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.59%) Replication
8 4 (0.59%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.45%) Equities
9 3 (0.45%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.45%) Handset
10 2 (0.30%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.30%) Eurex
10 2 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.15%) BYOD
11 1 (0.15%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.15%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 406 (60.24%) Linux
2 404 (59.94%) Unix
3 106 (15.73%) Windows
4 42 (6.23%) Windows Server
5 30 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.97%) CatOS
8 18 (2.67%) Windows 10
8 18 (2.67%) Windows 7
9 14 (2.08%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.78%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.89%) CentOS
13 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (56.23%) Network Design
2 357 (52.97%) Network Management
3 344 (51.04%) Change Control
4 343 (50.89%) Service Delivery
5 327 (48.52%) Product Management
6 72 (10.68%) SIEM
7 63 (9.35%) Cybersecurity
8 60 (8.90%) Information Security
9 58 (8.61%) ITIL
10 56 (8.31%) Load Balancing
11 45 (6.68%) Security Operations
12 42 (6.23%) Penetration Testing
13 41 (6.08%) Analytics
14 35 (5.19%) DevOps
15 33 (4.90%) Incident Management
16 32 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
16 32 (4.75%) Network Monitoring
17 29 (4.30%) Computer Science
17 29 (4.30%) Identity Access Management
17 29 (4.30%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 368 (54.60%) Python
2 333 (49.41%) Bash Shell
3 331 (49.11%) Perl
4 19 (2.82%) C
4 19 (2.82%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.48%) SQL
6 4 (0.59%) Java
7 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.45%) PHP
8 1 (0.15%) C++
8 1 (0.15%) Go
8 1 (0.15%) Ruby
8 1 (0.15%) Rust
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 550 (81.60%) Cisco Certification
2 513 (76.11%) CCNP
3 404 (59.94%) CCNA
4 52 (7.72%) Degree
5 40 (5.93%) CCIE
6 22 (3.26%) CISSP
7 20 (2.97%) JNCIP
8 18 (2.67%) CCDP
9 17 (2.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 17 (2.52%) JNCIE
9 17 (2.52%) Security Cleared
10 15 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (1.93%) JNCIS
12 12 (1.78%) CCSA
12 12 (1.78%) CCSE
13 11 (1.63%) SC Cleared
14 10 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.34%) CCDA
15 9 (1.34%) CCMSE
16 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (54.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 334 (49.55%) ISO 9001
3 29 (4.30%) SLA
4 26 (3.86%) PCI DSS
5 21 (3.12%) GDPR
6 8 (1.19%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.74%) QA
8 4 (0.59%) NIST
9 3 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.30%) COBIT
11 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (5.64%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.19%) vSphere
6 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.74%) XenApp
6 5 (0.74%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.59%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.59%) Docker
8 3 (0.45%) RACF
8 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.30%) Firmware
9 2 (0.30%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.30%) RHEV
9 2 (0.30%) vCloud
10 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 361 (53.56%) FortiGate
2 335 (49.70%) Nagios
3 18 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (2.52%) RANCID
5 9 (1.34%) Ansible
5 9 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.89%) Puppet
8 5 (0.74%) TrustSec
9 4 (0.59%) QRadar
9 4 (0.59%) SCCM
9 4 (0.59%) SCOM
9 4 (0.59%) Terraform
10 3 (0.45%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.30%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 578 (85.76%) Cisco
2 369 (54.75%) Fortinet
3 296 (43.92%) Palo Alto
4 99 (14.69%) Juniper
5 91 (13.50%) CheckPoint
6 54 (8.01%) VMware
7 50 (7.42%) Citrix
8 47 (6.97%) Meraki
9 46 (6.82%) SolarWinds
10 40 (5.93%) Microsoft
11 36 (5.34%) NetApp
12 33 (4.90%) F5
13 26 (3.86%) CyberArk
13 26 (3.86%) Dell
14 23 (3.41%) Huawei
15 17 (2.52%) EMC
16 16 (2.37%) Draytek
16 16 (2.37%) Red Hat
17 12 (1.78%) Splunk
18 11 (1.63%) Forcepoint